|  support |  documentation |  report a bug |  advanced search |  search howto |  statistics |  random bug |  login
Bug #11748 setting reference to $this in constructor.
Submitted: 2001-06-27 12:04 UTC Modified: 2001-10-21 19:29 UTC
From: zork at pablosoft dot com dot pl Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Class/Object related
PHP Version: 4.0 Latest CVS (2001-06-27) OS: Linux 2.2.x
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
View Add Comment Developer Edit
Welcome! If you don't have a Git account, you can't do anything here.
You can add a comment by following this link or if you reported this bug, you can edit this bug over here.
Block user comment
Status: Assign to:
Bug Type:
From: zork at pablosoft dot com dot pl
New email:
PHP Version: OS:


 [2001-06-27 12:04 UTC] zork at pablosoft dot com dot pl
When I want to set reference to $this object gets copied.
In this example $ui_handler contains copy of object $test.
$ui_handler -> data is not reference to $test,

class CUI_element {
	var $value;
	function CUI_element($value) {
		global $ui_handler;
		$this -> value = $value;
		$ui_handler -> register($this);		

class CUI_handler {
	var $data;
	function CUI_handler() {
		$this -> data = false;
	function register(&$element) {
		$this -> data = &$element;

$ui_handler = new CUI_Handler();
$test = new CUI_Element("test");
$test -> value = "changed";
var_dump($ui_handler -> data); print "<br>";
var_dump($test); print "<br>";

My output:
object(cui_element)(1) { ["value"]=> string(4) "test" } 
object(cui_element)(1) { ["value"]=> string(7) "changed" } 

Working url:



Add a Patch

Pull Requests

Add a Pull Request


AllCommentsChangesGit/SVN commitsRelated reports
 [2001-10-21 19:29 UTC]
only one bug report per bug. (Other one is: #11768)

PHP Copyright © 2001-2024 The PHP Group
All rights reserved.
Last updated: Sat Apr 20 17:01:29 2024 UTC